Freeman News

Freeman Welcomes Board-certified Radiation Oncologist

November 21, 2016

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Chance Matthiesen.

Freeman Health System announces the addition of Dr. Chance Matthiesen. Dr. Matthiesen specializes in radiation oncology at Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute.

“Caregivers need to see patients as more than just individuals in a hospital bed – they’re people with families and stories,” said Dr. Matthiesen. “I believe that despite any dismal-looking situation, good can come out of it with a good physician, compassionate care, truth and kindness.”

After earning his medical degree from University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City, Okla., Dr. Matthiesen completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Dr. Matthiesen is board-certified in radiation oncology with the American Board of Radiology.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. For 2017, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. U.S. News & World Report ranked Freeman one of the top Hospitals in Southwest Missouri more than four years in a row, and The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2016 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 60 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart and vascular care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit or or follow Freeman President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Baker at